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World Health Organization (WHO) preferred product characteristics describe preferences for product attributes that would help optimize value and use to address global public health needs, with a particular focus on low- and middle-income countries. Having previously published preferred product characteristics for both maternal and paediatric respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccines, WHO recently published preferred product characteristics for monoclonal antibodies to prevent severe RSV disease in infants. This article summarizes the key attributes from the preferred product characteristics and discusses key considerations for future access and use of preventive RSV monoclonal antibodies.

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3506 - 3510


World Health Organization, Switzerland; School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW Sydney, Australia. Electronic address:


Humans, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Human, Communicable Diseases, Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections, Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccines, Antibodies, Monoclonal, Antibodies, Viral, Immunization, Passive, Child, Infant, World Health Organization